presumably the business of [[Andrew Betts Brown]]
Rose Bank, Glasgow (1884)
Maker of hydraulic machinery for ships
1870s [[Andrew Betts Brown]], a serial inventor, developed a combined hydraulic and steam starting-engine which is now used in nearly every large and small steamer afloat - it was probably his best known invention.
1884 Description of the machinery fitted to [[SS Quetta]]<ref>The Engineer 1884/04/11</ref>; contemporary accounts (1881) ascribed this to [[Brown Brothers and Co]]
Next he gave his attention to marine engineering, being one of the first to take up the problem connected with the steering of large vessels. He invented the steam-tiller, which was adopted for many larger ships, both naval and commercial. In connection with this he also devised the telemotor, a hydraulic apparatus designed to facilitate the control of the steering gear from the bridge, by dispensing with the cumbersome chains and shafting which had been hitherto used.
1884 Description of the
Hydraulic machinery fitted to [[SS Quetta]]<ref>The Engineer 1884/04/11</ref>; contemporary accounts (1881) ascribed this to [[Brown Brothers and Co]]
== See Also ==
== See Also ==
Latest revision as of 14:10, 25 February 2019
of Rose Bank, Glasgow (1884), Maker of hydraulic machinery for ships
Presumably the business of Andrew Betts Brown but perhaps this should have been described as Brown Brothers and Co
1884 Description of the hydraulic machinery fitted to SS Quetta; contemporary accounts (1881) ascribed this to Brown Brothers and Co
Sources of Information
- ↑ The Engineer 1884/04/11